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Hawkinsville Church Holds Blessing of Animals Event

Hawkinsville Church Holds Blessing of Animals Event

This is the time of year when Catholic and Episcopal churches are participating in the annual  blessing animals to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals.

According to The Very Rev. Gary Abbott, Sr., rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, “it is just a day to recognize these special animals.” Chances are you've heard the term "pet blessing," but aren't sure what it entails (no pun intended) or what the purpose is. Well, the simplest way to describe a pet blessing is: A spiritual celebration to honor our loyal companions who love us unconditionally.

For more on the story, click here.

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Tri-County Citizens Look to Save "Angel"

Tri-County Citizens Look to Save "Angel"

It may not be odd to most folks. Stray dogs and cats can be found wandering all over the place in Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski counties. Animal shelters are full, volunteer shelters are full and there is rarely any room at local animal hospitals/clinics for stray dogs or cats.

Fido Can't Go to Cochran Farmers' Market

Fido Can't Go to Cochran Farmers' Market
The President of the Cochran Better Hometown, Russell Davidson, who serves as the Cochran Farmers' Market Manager, posted the following on the Market Facebook page and released this announcement."All: I attended a "Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce" class, yesterday, in Perry. It was taught by Dr. Judy Harrison of UGA. It was very informative and one point that was made several times is NO PETS should be allowed in the market area. If you think about it, you will understand why.
Effective immediately, we will have signs posted at the Cochran Farmers' Market.

NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE MARKET AREA.

Back to the Ballfield for Bleckley All Star Teams

Back to the Ballfield for Bleckley All Star Teams

The rain passed and the sun shined across Bleckley and Pulaski County as all star invitational tournaments at both the Cochran and Hawkinsville rec. departments began after being postponed yesterday. 

One highlight was the 7-8 girls, who made their season debut Saturday in Eastman, picking up their first win in Cochran versus Telfair County 14-3. 

To read about how the other Bleckley all star teams faired, click here.

Searching for Dixie in Cochran

Searching for Dixie in Cochran

Searching for Dixie sounds like a great title for a novel or a song, but sadly, that is not the case.

It is what a heartbroken family in Bleckley County are doing.

Mike and Julia Williamson are searching for the dog, Dixie. Dixie is a two-year-old Labrador who has been with the family since she was first allowed to leave her mom.

On June 8, Julia Williamson said that Dixie was "last see in the area of Old Milledgeville Road in Bleckley County."

Julia said,"We honestly thought she may be wandering in the woods.  She will go to the creek, pond, etc. but always comes home.  She’s never been gone this long." The family is offering a reward for Dixie's return.  Click here for more on the story.

Heart Of Ga. Community Action Collecting Pet Food Donations

The Heart Of Georgia Community Action is seekng pet food donations for seniors in Bleckley and surrounding counties so that senior citizens can keep their companion pets. 

They are seeking donations of dry and canned food for puppies/kittens, dogs/cats, as well as treats. 

Twenty pound bags or smaller are preferred, but any size will be accepted. 

Please, no opened or expired bags. 

To learn drop-off locations and other information, call Bembry Pritchett with the Bleckley County Community Service Center at 478-783-1013.

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

7th Annual Rescue Day to Feature Fun for Families and Pets

 

Fifteen animal rescue groups from around the Middle Georgia area are gathering together April 21 for the Seventh Annual Rescue Day at Tractor Supply Company in Byron, a Save a Pet news release says.

Along with the rescue groups, others are joining them to help get pets adopted, keeping your pet health and well trained, and sharing fun activities to do with your dog.

Along with pet adoptions, there will be a vaccination clinic, children’s fun dog show, pony rides, dog training demonstrations, dog cart demonstrations and rides and information about involved in pet therapy.